Carefully selected, fresh ingredients go into each treat.
Here is a list of what we use and why:
Apples contain phytonutrients that are thought to be protective against some types of cancer. They are a great source of vitamins A, C and fiber. Many people don't realize that dogs like apples. They are a natural source of sweetness.
Bananas are interesting because they are said to add natural acidophilus bacteria to the bowels. They are also a good source of potassium which benefits the muscular system. Their sweetness usually makes them a favorite of dogs. Bananas also have a natural antacid effect.
Pumpkin is a good source of fiber and beta carotene. Keeping the GI tract moving helps keep the cell lining in the gut healthy. Many veterinarians recommend adding pumpkin to a dog's diet to help with both constipation and runny stool. Pumpkin can keep a regular functioning digestive tract normal.
Peanut Butter is fairly high in protein and also contains vitamins E, K, and B3. Peanut Butter also contains the beneficial minerals iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium as well as modest amounts of dietary fiber.
Brown rice flour is rich in niacin or vitamin B3, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc and manganese. These vitamins and minerals are essential for many bodily functions such as energy metabolism. Brown rice flour is an excellent source of energizing carbohydrates, but is low in fat. Rice flour is often substituted for wheat flour by individuals who are gluten intolerant or on a renal diet.
Oats are a great source of soluble fiber. This can be beneficial for older dogs that may have trouble maintaining bowel regularity. Oats are also an alternative source of grain for dogs that are allergic to wheat.
Canola oil contains valuable amounts of anti-oxidant vitamin E, particularly gamma-tocopherol. Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble anti-oxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen free radicals.
Cinnamon is a spice and herb used for a multitude of purposes. It has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory. Some studies show that it helps lower blood sugar in humans and dogs. We love it's health benefits.
Eggs are a rich source of digestible protein, riboflavin, and selenium. For some dogs that are prone to digestive upset, eggs can give them a little protein boost. Adding eggs to your dog's food is a healthy treat. Make sure to use cooked whole egg, as raw egg whites can cause a biotin deficiency.
Honey is a wonderfully rich golden liquid that is the miraculous product of honey bees and a naturally delicious alternative to white sugar. In addition to its reputation as Nature's nutritive sweetener, research indicates that honey's unique composition makes it useful as an antimicrobial agent and antioxidant.
BoJangles all natural, gluten free treats last approximately 140 days unrefrigerated.
Gluten Free baked treats are 4-5 calories/treat.
Small decorated treats are 8-12 calories each.
Large decorated treats are 18-28 calories each.